The Shoalhaven stretches along the coast from Berry and Kangaroo Valley south to the Clyde River (almost to Batemans Bay), and deep into the mountainous, remote forests of eastern NSW. There is a huge area of rugged wilderness, as well as closely settled farming areas, large towns and many small villages on beaches and bays along the coast.
How better to take in the Shoalhaven countryside than from a mountain bike? Paul Traynor, the owner of Berry Mountain Cycles, says if you’re serious about your riding, check out a trio of tracks. Condoo, Superbowl, and Butterfly are in the Currambene State Forest, located 15 minutes south of Nowra, off Forest Rd near Callala. If you’re into more of a scenic ride try the 24km Kangaroo River and return ride – start in scenic Kangaroo Valley village, cross the famous Hampden Bridge and then take your time enjoying the scenery on the quiet Upper Kangaroo River Road. Check out the 28km Pigeon House Mountain to Milton ride – start at the Pigeon House Mountain car park and head down Yardboro Road to Woodstock Road which leads you into beautiful Milton.
Much of Jervis Bay is bicycle friendly with bike paths bordering a lot of the coast. For a ride with a difference, set off from Plantation Point in Vincentia to the public wharf in Huskisson, via the new section of path at Orion Beach. If you’re feeling excited, jump on the Husky Ferry and bike around the new bike paths in Myola and Callala. Explore the quiet back streets of Sussex Inlet and then head south down the Springs Road to the hamlets of Cudmirrah and Berrara. This is a flexible route about 20km and flat. If you can’t bring your own, there are plenty of places to hire bikes for the whole family. We even have businesses that will bring the bikes to you, and some holiday houses that include bikes with your stay. What an awesome way to see the region whilst burning off a few calories from your holiday indulgences! Just talk to our friendly Visitor Services Team for more information.